One of the most common questions our clients ask us is “If I get Veneers, will it damage my teeth?” We aren’t about damaging your teeth, only enhancing your smile! Let us explain why this is such a common topic of discussion.
Will My Teeth Be Damaged with Veneers?
Unfortunately there are a few ways that Veneers can cause damage to your teeth. This most often occurs from incorrect application or preparation of the teeth. In order to make space for the Veneers in your mouth, a minimal amount of enamel from your teeth must be shaven off. If the Dentist removes too much enamel which offers protection to the underlying tooth, permanent damage will occur.
The most common signs of this are sudden heat and cold intolerances on the teeth causing extreme sensitivity and pain. The Porcelain Veneer itself is not a sufficient barrier to be able to protect teeth that have had too much enamel removed and therefore the application of the veneer will not fix the sensitivity concern that has arisen.
What can be done to prevent damage to teeth?
The easiest way to avoid this risk is to ensure you select a Cosmetic Dentist that specialises in Porcelain Veneers. The appropriate amount of enamel (which is very minimal) is removed and the integrity of the underlying tooth is not compromised. You should not expect any sensitivity concerns from the small amount of enamel that is removed, if done correctly.
If you’re interested in dental Veneers or any other dental treatment, please fill out our Online Assessment Form and we can organise a FREE Cosmetic Dentistry recommendation.